2. Concierge Medicine
If you have your own private plane, private yacht, private doomsday condo, private home theater, private bowling alley, et cetera, why not go all the way and get your own private hospital? No one wants to have to wait in a crowded emergency room. You are surrounded by people who may have contagious illnesses. Moreover, there’s a good chance you will get sick. Stay in a five-star hotel inside your own home, instead. Some rich people have thrown away upwards of a million dollars to have their own private hospital inside their mansions. They come complete with an emergency room and an on-call doctor. At least they probably don’t have to worry about out-of-network fees with their health insurance.
On the same level of ridiculousness and wastefulness of money is buying a second mansion, not for your guests but for your horses. In Florida, one exclusive community for the super-rich boasts mega-mansions for horses. Besides, stables are for the horses of the poor. And it is not uncommon for rich people to throw down $100,000 to have a closet put in that is large enough to be a house. But then again, they do need somewhere to store the hundreds of pairs of shoes and thousands of clothing items and accessories they’ve accumulated. Nobody on earth needs these amenities, especially not when there is so much homelessness and hunger in America.